Deere Introduces High-Capacity Self-Propelled Forage Harvesters

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John Deere showcased the all-new 9000 Series Self-Propelled Forage Harvesters (SPFH) at last week’s Farm Progress Show, drawing a lot of interest from attendees. The four new models, which range from 616 hp to 957 hp, are able to provide up to 400 tons of throughput per hour, along with optimum corn silage processing independent of the length of cut, …

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Smart Ag Driverless Tractor Demo at #FPS18

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A driverless tractor demonstration stole the spotlight at the 2018 Farm Progress Show, especially since it was able to get out and in the field Tuesday before demos were cancelled for a day and a half due to weather. Ames, Iowa-based technology company Smart Ag introduced a full-stack software platform and aftermarket kit for driverless tractors. This revolutionary development in …

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Farm Progress Show News Briefs

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As always, there was lots of new equipment announcements at the 2018 Farm Progress Show. Here are some of them: AGCO CorporationFendt IDEAL Combine Takes Center Stage at 2018 Farm Progress ShowMassey Ferguson Debuts the 1700M Series Compact Tractor at Farm Progress Show 2018Massey Ferguson Introduces the RB Series Silage Baler at Farm Progress Show 2018 Case IHCase IH Adds …

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Case IH Improves Steiger and Magnum Series Tractors

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Case IH announces updates to both its Steiger® Series and Magnum Series tractor lines for 2019. The Steiger® Quadtrac® and Rowtrac tractor lineup includes new features that reinforce the series’ already proven performance. Several drive system advancements, including a new high-speed Rowtrac design, join a factory-fit enhanced telematics offering that increases management capability and flexibility. In addition, all Model Year …

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AEM’s Ag Equipment Sales Numbers Remain Strong

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Self-propelled combines and 4-wheel-drive tractors lead the way in a July 2018 report by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), reflecting continued strong U.S. sales. July U.S. sales of self-propelled combines gained 37 percent compared to last year, with year-to-date growth of nearly 24 percent compared to last-year’s January-July numbers. U.S. sales of 4-wheel-drive tractors jumped 77.5 percent for July …

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Ag Equipment Sales Higher at Mid-Year

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All categories of agricultural machinery sales are in the plus column so far this year compared to last, according to the latest data from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM). “We view 2018 as a rebuilding year for agriculture; we’ve experienced a steadily improving economy, tax reform provides incentives and machines need to be replaced,” said Curt Blades, AEM senior …

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More News from John Deere

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John Deere made several new equipment announcements this week, including three combine updates already featured. The new W170 windrower for canola growers makes swathing faster and easier in heavy crop and hilly conditions. With 46 inches (116.8 cm) of ground clearance and 12-inch (30.48 cm) wider walking beams, tall windrows can flow easily beneath the machine’s frame and are corralled …

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Equipment Manufacturers See Strong April Sales

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The latest data from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) shows strong U.S. sales of self-propelled combines and 4-wheel-drive tractors in April 2018. “We saw that 2017 was better than 2016, and in 2018, growth is sluggish but still positive,” said Curt Blades, AEM senior vice president, AG services. “The downward trend in net farm income obviously is a concern …

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Deere Introduces New Chisel Plow & Nutrient Applicator

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John Deere introduces two new products aimed at increasing precision and productivity for primary tillage and nutrient application. The 2430 Chisel Plow and 2430C Nutrient Applicator share common new features that differentiate them from the 2410 models they replace, including the TruSet precision depth control system, radial tires and rear hitch. For both the chisel plow and nutrient applicator, TruSet …

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Deere Plans New Test Lab at Iowa State University

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Deere & Company has announced plans for a new test lab at Iowa State University focused on agricultural spraying and applications technology. “As a leader in precision agriculture, John Deere is focused on providing customers with innovative, high quality products and services,” said Aaron Wetzel, Deere’s vice president of the global crop care platform at John Deere. “Our customers will …

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